Brigitte Bodenheimer

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Brigitte M. Bodenheimer
Born (1912-09-27)September 27, 1912
Berlin, Prussia
Died January 7, 1981(1981-01-07) (aged 68)
Davis, California
Nationality German American
Fields Legal studies
Alma mater Washington School of Law
University of Heidelberg
Spouse Edgar Bodenheimer (m. 1935)

Brigitte Marianne Levy Bodenheimer (September 27, 1912 – January 7, 1981) was a German American jurist. Specializing in family law, she was a professor at S.J. Quinney College of Law and UC Davis School of Law.[1][2]

Born in Berlin to Ernst Levy and Zerline Wolff, Bodenheimer graduated from the University of Heidelberg in 1934. Being Jewish, she immigrated from Nazi Germany that same year and continued her legal education at Columbia Law School (where she met her husband Edgar Bodenheimer) and later University of Washington School of Law.[3]


  1. ^ Krause, Harry D. (1993). "American Family Law and Brigitte Marianne Bodenheimer". In Lutter, Marcus; Stiefel, Ernst C.; Hoeflich, Michael H. Der Einfluss deutscher Emigranten auf die Rechtsentwicklung in den USA und in Deutschland. Mohr Siebeck. pp. 309–320. ISBN 3161460804. 
  2. ^ Brigitte M. Bodenheimer Lecture on Family Law
  3. ^ Stiefel, Ernst C.; Mecklenburg, Frank (1991). Deutsche Juristen im amerikanischen Exil (1933–1950) (in German). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. pp. 56–57. ISBN 3161456882. 

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